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To the Best of Our Knowledge cracks open the world and the ideas that fuel it through interviews with the world's luminaries, from experts to cultural icons. Each show revolves around a theme where we explore these ideas and the people who consider them.
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Taking Comfort in the Sound of Silence

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 1:00pm

Do you ever crave silence? Maybe some can’t stand to hear themselves thinking, but others go to great lengths to find respite from a blaringly loud world.

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Harassment In The Lab

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 1:00pm

Sexism has no boundaries, as we're quickly discovering. But what impact does it have on scientific discovery if sexist behavior drives women out of science entirely?

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Worshipping Waterfalls: The Evolution of Belief

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 1:00pm

Do chimpanzees have spiritual experiences? A remarkable discovery in West Africa suggests they might.

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Extra: Making Peace With Monsters

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 4:45pm

This is the story of a lonely, disturbed teenager desperately in need of a friend. His name was Jeff. Or as you know him, Jeffrey Dahmer — the serial killer.

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Working For A Weekend That Never Seems To Come

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 1:00pm

Across professions, half of Americans surveyed say they’re exhausted from work. More and more of us feel scrambled, tired and drained. Are we facing daily lives more prone to burnout? And what can we do about it?

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A New Clash Of Civilizations?

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 1:00pm

When we hear from politicians and activists that "the West is at risk, that a clash of civilizations threatens Western culture," what does that mean exactly? And who do we think is coming for it?

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Extra: Discovering the Hidden Roots of Koreans Living In Japan

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 9:00pm

One of the finalists for the National Book Award this year is Min Jin Lee, for her novel "Pachinko."

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Beyond the Echo Chamber

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 8:30pm

We live, work and play in Red and Blue tribal bubbles, filling our social media feeds with news sources that affirm our place in that order, rather than challenging it. What is that isolation doing to us? What can we do to escape it?

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Even Stranger Things

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 12:00pm

Did you know that the U.S. military has a long history of working with psychics to try to discover enemy secrets? We examine this history and take a deep dive into the paranormal.

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Extra: Virtually Anywhere

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 12:30pm

Remember virtual reality? Back in the 1990’s, it was going to be the technology of the future.  Today, it’s here. But we're still figuring out what to do with it.

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You Had To Be There

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 5:30pm

Home entertainment options have never been richer, but public places like movie theaters and performance spaces are suffering. What do we lose when everyone stays home?

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Center of the World

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 12:00pm

Amidst economic devastation, producer Charles Monroe-Kane asks what it takes to survive in the Rust Belt.

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Is the Universe a Number?

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 3:00pm

For centuries, mathematicians have been looking for the deep design, the mathematical code to explain everything from microorganisms to spacetime. But it’s a dangerous quest.

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What is School For?

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 7:15pm

Why do we have schools? To build a workforce? To create democratic citizens? 

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Could Psychedelic Drugs Save Your Life?

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 5:15pm

Psychedelic science is back — and they could help heal people with addictions, PTSD and end-of-life anxiety.

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Rethinking The Reviewer

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 12:15pm

If everyone’s a critic online, does it mean that cultural criticism doesn’t matter anymore?

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Why We War

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 12:00pm

Armed conflicts. Insurgencies. Civil Wars. Invasions. Syria. Iraq. Afghanistan. Nigeria. Ukraine. South Sudan. Gaza. Yemen. The world is at war. Why?

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Sentimentality for Silicon

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 4:00pm

Do you love your laptop? Feel affection for your phone? Some of us spend more time with our devices than our families. How deep do those attachments go?

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Sentimentality for Silicon

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 1:00am
We explore our complicated relationships with our digital devices in this hour. Mourning Our Lost And Broken Technology; The Internet Has Made Dying More Miserable; How Can Digital Citizens Reclaim Their Voices Online?; Why We're Alone Even When We're Together; The Bad Sort Of Time Travel.
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Why Is The Internet Toxic For Women?

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 1:00am
Why do women have to put up with this? And how do they fight back? Abused Game Developers Can’t ‘Just Go Offline’ to Escape; When You’re Under Siege Online, How Can the Law Help?; Facing Fox News and Reddit Trolls, Journalist Lauren Duca Persisted; Writer’s Advice from Roxane Gay: Write Truth and Get Uncomfortable, Online Or Off; A Broad History of Sexism, As Witnessed By A Feminist Scholar.
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